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Soft tissue injections 

Soft tissue injections
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Soft tissue injections
Author(s):

John Tanner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199674107.003.0051
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date: 01 October 2020

There is no doubt that the careful placement of a small dose of local anaesthetic with corticosteroid in a painful and inflamed soft tissue can provide early and effective symptomatic relief. Other soft tissue injection treatments are discussed in this chapter, including trigger point injection and intramuscular needling. Steroid injections are the most commonly used, however, and are the best researched. The ligaments, tendon sheaths, and bursae are the structures usually treated by direct corticosteroid infiltration. This chapter describes the rationale for soft tissue injections, guidelines for their use, and potential complications.

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